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First-Year Program


During their first three terms, students enroll in either the First-Year Inquiry sequence or in one of two tracks in the honors program (Foundations or Logos).

Students enrolled in the First-Year Inquiry sequence will enroll in Rhetoric and the Liberal Arts (FYI-101) in the fall, FYI-102 in the winter and FYI-103 in the spring. (See Augustana General Education Studies).

For students in Foundations, college writing and rhetoric are built into the three-course, 12-credit sequence. (See Honors Program.)

First-year students may also enroll in courses within the six Learning Perspectives: the Arts, Human Existence and Values, Individuals and Society, Literature and Texts, the Natural World, and the Past. Students also may choose courses which offer a global or human diversity perspective. Other choices include physical education activity classes and classes to complete the equivalent of at least one year of college-level foreign language study.

Most first-year students will take three 3-credit courses the first term (a total of nine credits.)